Saturday, November 29, 2008


I am thankful for a fairly stressfree Thanksgiving this year. Matt, Carlton and I woke up early and ran 13.1 miles through downtown Atlanta. It was a nice race, about 9000 people and I got 4th. Not really. It was freezing and lots of hills, but it was great! We were home by 10:30 to start cooking, but my legs were sore the rest of the day. We ate late which means you are hungrier longer, but it was so much easier to get everything done. We had made a couple pies the night before, but we were okay as we kept it small this year.I cooked my first turkey and it turned out great! Matt's Grandparents were able to come down from Madison, GA . SM keeps asking if we can haveThanksgiving again. He loves his brother (can't you tell by the chokehold of love?) Food and company was good, we played a little Wii and we finished off with Settlers (BP won)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dur-key (turkey)

We made turkey finger puppets for FHE last night. SM named his Bacon. Wrong animal, but oh well. GJ says the word turkey so cute. He talked about turkeys all night. And my rocket is almost done. SM's is going to love it. I can't believe I have to wait a whole month till he gets it.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting inspired

Sat I had to go to a baby shower so SM and I went to the fabric store. That night Linny and I whipped out a quick pair of these super cute shoes and some burp rags. We made them without the batting, it makes them too think to wipe a babies face I think. I thought they turned out so cute! I have to admit, I am addicted to finding blog tutorials on line and pretending like I can sew. This is my next project. Its all cut out, I just need to make it now! I have lots of grand ideas, little time, but I am feeling inspired lately!
If you are bored, here is a great list of ideas from last year and the same site is doing another list for this year. I really want to learn to quilt and embroider. Do you want to teach me? I love the idea of a handmade Christmas. If only there was more time!
I am going to try to make these little stockings this weekend in all my time off as we don't have an Advent Calendar yet. Hopefully I can do them by December 1st!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


SM can now get in the crib, so I often find them jumping when I come to get them up in the morning.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yes We Can!

We got free admissionn to a special GPB event at the Children's Museum Sat night. They had Bob the Builder there and we basically got to run around and do whatever we wanted. Plus they had free pizza and drinks. It was NOT crowded like I thought it would be and they gave away goodie bags with a cool BOB book as well. It was a great night!Who doesn't love a JD tractor?
painting. that lasted like 30 seconds. Again, his smiles are all painful these days.
Can't go wrong with trains.
or playing in the sand.
Being shy with Bob
Scoop is SM's favorite friend of Bob's.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

pumpkins, just a little late.

I forgot I never posted these. We carved pumpkins the Monday before Halloween (they were still moldy by that night). SM was really into it.
If you look close, you can see pumpkin on GJ's face. He kept taking bites of the lid.Awesome shot of my armpit (thanks SM) and the caramel apples. We don't get too advanced, but we are happy.